New Patient Forms
Are you a new patient looking for a dentist near Escondido? At Dr. Hope’s office, the team believes no one should have to go on a scavenger hunt to find their general and cosmetic dentist. That is why the office features all aspects of dentistry under one roof–and simple cleanings too, if that’s all you need. As part of our efforts to constantly improve the experience here, such as with advanced dental services (such as same day dentistry), we also offer new patient forms that are easily downloadable online for your convenience.
Becoming a new patient with us is a lighthearted and often educational experience. We’re a judgement-free dental practice with a focus on your health and well-being. If you don’t need a dental treatment, we won’t recommend it! Of course the best way to gain a true look at your dental health is to give us a call and schedule your first appointment.
Your First Appointment
At your first appointment, Dr. Hope will guide you through a comprehensive new patient exam where, after the appropriate digital X-rays are taken, you will get to spend quality time with the doctor, share your questions or concerns, and address any findings. An oral cancer exam, initial periodontal exam, TMJ exam, and a restorative dental exam will also take place, including a digital video tour and assessment of your mouth. Utilizing all of the information and discussing your desires and goals, a thorough care plan will be made and individualized for you.
Before You Leave
The second half of your new patient exam will include spending time with our dental hygienist, who will thoroughly evaluate your periodontal tissues (gums) to check for symptoms of periodontal disease (gum disease), and perform a gentle teeth cleaning. At the same time she will make recommendations about how to maintain or improve your dental health. A periodontal care plan can be customized just for you. Before you leave our office it is our goal to help you feel in-the-know and confident about your dental health and treatment options should you need any.
Payments, Finance and Dental Insurance
For your convenience, we accept cash, check and most major credit cards. We also offer Care Credit, an easy financing tool to help you pay for your dental care at your own pace, with low monthly payments and low-to-no interest rates.
Although dentists are not party to the contractual arrangement between each patient and their insurance company, our staff is determined to help you get the maximum reimbursement to which you are entitled. One way we do that is to process your insurance claims for you. We also are glad to provide dental X-rays and a written diagnostic report to answer any questions made by your insurance company about our services.
From the first dental visit to checking in with you after a treatment, it is the goal of our team to be there for you every step of the way. No matter if you need a dental implant, root canal or cavity filling, we believe in providing our patients with the best quality information and support to keep them smiling in their best health. That is why we provide post-op forms for easy download online, and encourage you to give us a call should you have questions about your dental care.
"Dr. Hope has been my dentist for over 7 years. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I trusted him to do significant veneer work several years ago. My smile changed and I have been very happy with the results."
“Dr. Hope and his team are a great mix. They work well together and are very aware on making sure you have as little pain as possible. My family has been going for years and wouldn't go anywhere else.”
“I've been a patient at Dr. Hope's office for almost 15 years and have referred several of my friends. The hygienists have always been super friendly and gentle. In addition to typical dental work and my regular cleanings, I did Invisalign and was very happy with the whole process. ”
“Dr. Hope and his staff are the best. I have been a patient there since he took over the practice from Dr. Chatton. I'm not sure how long but I've been seeing Dr. Hope for at least 10 years or more. He is a great dentist who is very knowledgeable and has the most up to date equipment.”
“Dr. Hope & his staff are always so welcoming and professional. They make you feel like family and they make it a point to get to know you personally. The reason I decided to give Dr. Hope my business was because I found out that he gave back to our community.”
“Dr. Hope and his wonderful Staff are just the BEST!!! Dr. Hope and his awesome assistant, George, are very attentive, compassionate, accommodating, caring, funny, but first and foremost HONEST!!!”
“Dr. Hope and his team are wonderful! He is an amazing dentist! Everyone is so nice! I am always welcomed with big smiling faces! I will refer everyone I know to his office!”
“I have been going to Dr. Hope for quite some time now, and always feel so at ease. Dr. Hope is funny and just makes you feel relaxed while there! This is a very friendly office and as long as I'm living anywhere near San Diego I will be going to this dental practice, hopefully Dr. Hope won't be retiring any time soon (he's too young)!!!”
“We always feel like family when in Dr. Hopes office. Each staff member treats us with professionalism and with the best personalized care. They have helped my sensitivity problem to be non existent with the treatments they provide.”